Flux Gourmet

Flux Gourmet

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Peter Strickland’s fifth feature takes place in an art residency led by an upper-class aesthete who has invited a culinary collective to perform their “sonic catering” practice for a month. Hired to report on their creative process, a Greek writer begins to suffer from indigestion, to which the institution’s sarcastic doctor responds by advising him to “let food be his medicine.” While his intestinal disorders force him to acknowledge his own malaise, the collective is undermined by internal quarrels as well as external assaults from a group of sardonic, rejected candidates. Strickland’s gory comedy reconnects the image with those organic processes that art usually deems to be impure and unacceptable. Not as a provocation, but to remind us that the imagination should not be seen as separate from the natural realm.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Peter Strickland
Script: Peter Strickland
Cinematography: Tim Sidell
Editing: Mátyás Fekete
Sound: Tim Harrison
Music: Jeremy Barnes & Heather Trost, Roj, Cavern οf Anti-Matter, The Sonic Catering Band
Actors: Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Ariane Labed, Fatma Mohamed, Makis Papadimitriou, Richard Bremmer, Leo Bill
Production: Lunapark Pictures, Red Breast Productions
Producers: Serena Armitage, Pietro Greppi
Costumes: Saffron Cullane, Emily Newby
Production Design: Fletcher Jarvis
Executive producer: Stephen Kelliher, Sophie Green, Arianna Bocco, Betsy Rodgers, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Ian Benson
Make Up: Siobhán Harper-Ryan
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: United Kingdom, USA, Hungary
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 109΄
Distribution in Greece: Cinobo
Contact: Bankside Films

Peter Strickland

British director Peter Strickland was born in 1973 and began directing short films in the early 1990s. After a long hiatus from filmmaking during which he created culinary soundscapes with The Sonic Catering Band, he returned to film in the early 2000s and made his first feature, Katalin Varga, in 2009. Alongside further short and feature films, he has also written radio plays and has made a concert film for Björk, which he co-directed with Nick Fenton.


2004 A Metaphysical Education (short)
2005 Berberian Sound Studio (short)
2009 Katalin Varga
2012 Berberian Sound Studio
2014 The Duke of Burgundy
2017 Cobblers’ Lot (short)
2018 In Fabric
2019 GUO4 (short)
2020 Cold Meridian (short)
2022 Blank Narcissus (Passion of the Swamp) (short)
2022 Flux Gourmet